The weekend reads: How the Fed’s punitive policy can set you up for massive gains in the stock market

During a long bear market, investors’ moods can be so dark and muddy that they can’t imagine better times. But they always come. Warren Buffett has repeatedly shown over the decades how to improve long-term returns by hunting for bargains after big sell-offs.

Today, Michael Brush thinks the Federal Reserve has been too aggressive in clamping down on monetary policy to curb inflation. Here is the golden opportunity he sees for investors.

Another element that may be counter-intuitive for investors is that lower earnings expectations for US companies generated big gains down the line, according to Mark Hulbert.

On the other hand… a grim warning about the economy

Jonathan Burton interviews Keith McCullough, founder and CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management, who makes the case for a worse recession than that caused by the financial crisis of 2008.

A new report from S&P Global shows how fast Americans spend the money they’ve saved.

Continue reading: Mohamed A. El-Erian calls for even tougher Federal Reserve policy

I-bond rates won’t stay high forever

Investors who have invested money in I-bonds will eventually look for an exit when interest rates fall.

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Series I US Treasury bonds have an interest rate of 9.62% which is fixed for six months if you buy them before the end of October. Rates reset every six months, based on inflation. Beth Pinsker explains the rules for the sale of I-Bonds when inflation is lower and their interest rates fall.

Alternatives for income: 21 Dividend Stocks Yielding 5% Or More Of Companies That Will Generate Lots Of Cash In 2023

What’s next for oil and for you at the gas pump?

Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman speaks at a press conference after the OPEC+ meeting in Vienna on October 5.

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The OPEC+ group agreed this week to lower its daily crude oil production by 2 million barrels. While the agreement may lead to less reduction in actual outputthere is a lot of supply and demand factors at play this will affect prices in the future, reports Myra P. Saefong.

Learn more about oil and gasoline for consumers and investors:

Here’s what to do if you’ve rented a car and are about to go over the mileage limit

If you’ve driven more miles than your lease allows, don’t panic, you have options.


Your driving habits may turn out to be different from what you expected when you signed your rental agreement. Doug DeMuro explains your options while listing pros and cons of leasing versus buying.

Related: When buying a used electric vehicle is a smart decision – and when it’s not

A “tornado” market for housing

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Mortgage interest rates have double one year agomaking the New York housing market unpredictableaccording to industry insiders.

More housing surplus from Aarthi Swaminathan:

Don’t Ignore Open Enrollment Season – Even If You Have Medicare Coverage

It’s again, when people whose employers provide health insurance are faced with an array of annual decisions. The standard advice is to consider all of your options, even if you stuck with the choices you made last year.

But what if you are eligible for Medicare? The open enrollment season for Medicare runs from October 15 through December 7. Most Medicare beneficiaries don’t even bother to check their options during the annual enrollment period, and it can cost you a lot of moneyas Alessandra Malito explains.

Continue reading: Will working while receiving Social Security increase my benefits?

An opportunity to lock in retirement income as interest rates are high

During periods of very low interest rates, life annuities are not very attractive because low income rates are locked in. But that has changed, according to Brett Arends, who shows how much retirement income you can buy today for $100,000, based on your age.

Why play soccer in Miami? Less taxes

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill celebrated after his team beat the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 25.

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This chart explains why Tyreek Hill made what he called an “adult decision” to play for the Miami Dolphins.

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